I know I’ve never actually been to the U.K before but lately I’ve had some serious admiration and envy over that section of land on Earth. It’s a place that although I’ve yet to breathe the air there I’m increasingly more and more satisfied with the products and people that emerge from there. Here are just a few of the many reasons why I love people and things that originate from that locale:
1) Elemis Skin Care
I read from their website that the company is the leading British spa and skincare brand. I’ve been using these higher end products now for almost a year and though my skin was youthful to begin with, it’s now more radiant and tolerable than ever before (bye-bye breakouts). I’m not one to splurge on expensive items (which these aren’t terribly expensive- thank God) except for when they are worth the price. Whenever you’re through with being temporarily satisfied with the more available commercial skin care lines- give these guys a try and see don’t you notice a difference right away. They don’t test on animals either, extra bonus. You can check the out the Elemis brand here and thank me later if you decide to purchase 🙂
2) Idris Elba
Yeah, so when did we ever thank a whole country/region for the emergence of one man? Today! Yes, I’ve been ever so impressed by the acting skills of this handsome gentlemen for quite a while now. He’s been in a ton of movies, has played various characters and is the star of a hot British television show, Luther. The interviews I’ve seen featuring him also suggest he’s ever so humble, funny and the kind of guy you could hang out with and totally have the best of times. The fact that he’s tall, dark and handsome is just icing on a rather tasty cake, wouldn’t you agree? Oh Idris, won’t you be my best friend? There are quite a few British actors and actresses that I couldn’t imagine our American television viewing experience without. Daniel Craig, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley and a host of others! Thanks guys and ladies!
I stopped watching soap operas a long time ago. Too much mundane predictability was happening between the characters. The storylines were unconvincing- plain and simple. One day years ago my mother and I were watching public television (perhaps waiting for Antiques Roadshow to come on) and we caught on to a lovely English drama called EastEnders. We fell in love with it and now have it scheduled to record on the DVR. It comes on in our area at 11pm. We watch it every Friday. Love, love, love the characters there.
In any event, I could probably continue on with my list of affections for the people and products related to the U.K. for much longer but I’m sure you get the picture.
Because of these and others, I’m even more eager to physically step into the territory and get the true British experience. Sure, I’m American- I have no qualms about the culture or the history of relations between our two countries, besides have you ever had a British friend? They are the best! If you have a favorite British product/person please do comment! Until then, Cheers! 🙂